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Jury Convicts William Russell in Labor Day Weekend Shooting

June 15, 2016
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Jury Convicts William Russell in Labor Day Weekend Shooting

RIPLEY COUNTY, Ind. — After a four-day trial, a Ripley County jury convicted William Russell, age 44, Moores Hill, of Attempted Murder, Aggravated Battery, Battery with a Deadly Weapon and Possession of a Handgun without a License. According to court documents, Russell shot Jonathan Smith of Milan after a disagreement outside of a bar...

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INDOT to Chip Seal SR 62 & 129

June 15, 2016
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INDOT to Chip Seal SR 62 & 129

RIPLEY COUNTY, Ind. — Indiana Department of Transportation crew are scheduled to chip seal State Road 62 & S.R. 129 south of Versailles next Tuesday and Wednesday. Treatment will be applied to S.R. 62 beginning at its south junction with S.R. 129 near the Ripley-Switzerland-Jefferson County line. Application will continue along S.R. 62 to...

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Opioid Addiction a Problem in Amish Community Also

June 15, 2016
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Opioid Addiction a Problem in Amish Community Also

RICHMOND, Ind. – Amish communities from three Indiana counties met Monday night to talk about a common problem: heroin. Amish elder Ben Stoltzfus says the problem of opioid addiction hasn’t spared his otherwise isolated community. He says it’s just slowly creeping in.

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Secretary of State Lawson Urges Citizens to Report Elder Abuse

June 15, 2016
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Secretary of State Lawson Urges Citizens to Report Elder Abuse

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (June 15), Secretary of State Connie Lawson urges citizens to value and protect Indiana’s seniors by reporting possible abuse. Elder abuse comes in many forms, physical, financial, emotional, neglect or abandonment, but financial is the most common. Investment fraud is an area of...

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Judge to Rule on Indiana Abortion Law by July 1

June 15, 2016
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Judge to Rule on Indiana Abortion Law by July 1

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A federal judge is promising to rule on Indiana’s new abortion law before it takes effect July 1. Even before the morning hearing, Indiana Right to Life was predicting that U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt would block the law, noting she was nominated by President Obama. The law says you...

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Federal Court Backs FCC’s Treatment of Internet as Utility

June 15, 2016
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Federal Court Backs FCC’s Treatment of Internet as Utility

WHITESBURG, Ky. — A federal court has upheld the Federal Communication Commission’s decision to treat the Internet like a utility – a victory for consumers say advocates of net neutrality. The 2-to-1 ruling came Tuesday from the U.S. Court of Appeals for Washington, D.C. Marty Newell, a member of the Rural Broadband Policy Group,...

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Hillenbrand & Main Sewer Repair

June 14, 2016
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Hillenbrand & Main Sewer Repair

BATESVILLE, Ind. — The intersection of Hillenbrand & Main will be closed most of the day for sewer repair.

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Huntersville Road Bridge to Undergo Repair

June 14, 2016
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Huntersville Road Bridge to Undergo Repair

BATESVILLE, Ind.—INDOT plans to close the Huntersville Road Bridge over I-74 beginning Monday, June 27 to repair the bridge. Motorists will be directed around the closure via Pocket Road, State Road 229 and S.R. 46.  INDOT officials estimate work should take two to three weeks to complete. 

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Batesville High School Seniors Recognized by Mayor

June 14, 2016
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Batesville High School Seniors Recognized by Mayor

BATESVILLE, Ind. — At Monday night’s Batesville Common Council Meeting, 2 graduating seniors from Batesville High School where honored for their service on the Mayor’s Youth Council. Heidi Shaw and Kira Hertel were recognized for their efforts and achievements while serving on the council. Kira joined in 7th grade, and served 2 terms on...

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OA Graduates Awarded with Eagle Scout Honor

June 14, 2016
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OA Graduates Awarded with Eagle Scout Honor

OLDENBURG, Ind. — Two graduating Seniors from Oldenburg Academy have added “Eagle Scout” to their list of honors and awards. John Pelzel and Thomas Horninger each planned and executed significant service projects in order to achieve this distinction this past year. They join classmate Nick Bischoff who received this award during his Sophomore year....

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